Using .env files to configure app
Using a .env file to configure PHP application has many advantages, especially if you are using Git to manage your project.
Why using env
Some information is never suitable to be stored in your code such as your database connection details. These information is sensitive and may vary in different location, like your development site and production site. Therefore, a separate file should contain all of this information and not to be included in the git tracking list.
composer require vlucas/phpdotenv
After the installation finished, create a file called
.env and in root of your project. Open the
.env with your preferred editor, you can typed down your own information using below format
DB_HOST=localhost DB_NAME=database_name DB_USER=root DB_PASS= # for empty value DB_DESC=